Wettern Tree Garden
Sanderstead, Purley Oaks Road.
2 3/4 acres 1.11 hectares.
- Ornamental gardens
This park has been awarded the Green Flag Award. To find out more about the award visit greenflagawards.org.uk.
Purley Beeches is a unique collection of trees and shrubs that was initially laid out by Mr Eric Frank Wettern. The garden was conveyed to the Corporation in 1965 by way of a Gift to Trustees for the benefit of the public.
As one of the Trustees Mr Wettern was able to maintain a keen interest in the gardens that he had started to lay out in 1919. The gardens are made up of a number of small gardens including the Delphinium Border and the Rose Trellis Garden which was built in 1967.
A footpath leads from Wettern Tree Garden to the adjacent park Purley Beeches which contains many large Beech trees.